Staff Appreciation & Recognition (StAR) Program

The WRHA StAR Program is an HR-lead initiative with participation from a team of staff across the WRHA, all committed to meeting the WRHA Vision "We will be an organization of staff who are proud of their work and are recognized, respected and rewarded". This team is continually developing new programs and enhancing existing programs to make the WRHA a great place to work.

Listed below are the initiatives currently underway:


There are numerous Discounts available to all health care staff from various services within and around Winnipeg ranging from fitness facilities, restaurants and car dealerships.

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WRHA Staff Celebrate Service Milestones!   

The 2014 Service Recognition Awards Reception was held on November 18th at the RBC Convention Centre.

Congratulations to all recipients for your years of dedicated service! This year 86 individuals retired in 2013 and 495 individuals were recognized for 15 to 40 years of service.  217 recipients attended the reception along with their guests, Executive Team members, directors and managers.   Those in attendance received their certificate of service and gift.   

Service recipients who were unable to attend will have their gifts and certificates delivered to their office over the next three weeks.   Retired employees will have their gifts delivered to their home address.

Recipients who selected gifts too large to deliver (i.e. 25 years of service; Queen Bedding Set or Hammock with Stand or 30 years of service; Weber Gas Grill or Queen Bedding Set) can be picked up now from:

Shippam & Associates
865 King Edward Street

From Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Any gift orders placed after the September 16th deadline will be included in the second purchase order in December with gifts expected to arrive in January.  

Still need to place an order?  The final deadline to do so is December 1st.  Please contact Dana Whyte for order information. 

Questions?  Contact Dana Whyte at or 204-787-2743.


WRHA Merchandise items are available for staff to purchase.

View the merchandise catalogue


StAR "Thank you For Being a Star" Cards are available in all WRHA offices giving staff an opportunity to let co-workers know that they are appreciated. Electronic StAR Cards are now also available!

Send a StAR Card

Recognition Resource Guide
Recognition that motivates staff is an intensely personal and internal matter for which there is no cookie-cutter approach.  The Recognition Resource Guide is offered as an e-resource that will assist managers with practical, spontaneous day-to-day real life forms of recognition creating a culture where staff feel valued and appreciated.

Recognition Resource Guide

StAR Library

A lending library of books related to staff appreciation and recognition is available for staff.

Recognition Tips

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The StAR Team appreciates feedback and ideas. Please forward questions or suggestions to WRHA StAR Team, Isabel M. Stewart, NA 636 - 700 McDermot, Winnipeg MB R3E 0T2, Phone 926-7002, Fax 787-1888 or email

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